The Center For Medical Progress said it is going to keep releasing disturbing Planned Parenthood videos, and it has delivered on that promise. A third video was released Tuesday, and unlike the first two it focused less on highly placed members of Planned Parenthood and more on a young woman whose seemingly normal job turned into something out of a Stephen King novel when she was tasked with dissecting freshly aborted babies.
The first two videos, of course, showed high ranking PP officials discussing in explicit detail the procedures they use to save baby body parts that are in particularly high demand, and the prices that they charge to deliver them. After the videos the group had the sheer gall to insist that they weren’t doing anything so crass as selling the body parts, no, clearly they are just donating them to science, and accepting money in return. Not a sale at all!
As if that insult to America’s collective intelligence wasn’t enough, the radical left insisted that the group releasing the videos is the group that needs investigation, instead of the group in violation of multiple federal statutes regarding human trafficking. Citizens aren’t buying into that logic, as Breitbart reports that protests against PP are underway in 70 US cities.
A hacker group that calls itself “3301” joined the fray Monday, revealing that it has hacked PP’s e-mail servers and other databases. PP confirmed the data breach, and has asked the FBI to investigate. The Daily Dot published an interview with one of the hackers, who goes by “E.” “Trying to mold an atrocious monstrosity into socially acceptable behaviors is repulsive,” E told The Daily Dot. “Obviously what [Planned Parenthood] does is a very ominous practice. It’ll be interesting to see what surfaces when [Planned Parenthood] is stripped naked and exposed to the public.”
Planned Parenthood itself called the hack a “new low” in a campaign of “harassment” against the organization and its clients.
Following all this publicity came Tuesday’s third video. Holly O’Donnell, a phlebotomist, is at the center of the latest horrifying documentary evidence of PP’s organ trafficking business. Explaining how her job turned into a bait-and-switch, O’Donnell said “I thought I was going to be just drawing blood, not procuring tissue from aborted fetuses.” She went on to detail how she fainted when she was first told to cut out the usable organs from the dead babies’ bodies.
O’Donnell also made it abundantly clear that some of the employees at Planned Parenthood were in on the organ selling scheme. “For whatever we could procure, they would get a certain percentage,” she said. “The main nurse was always trying to make sure we got our specimens. No one else really cared, but the main nurse did because she knew that Planned Parenthood was getting compensated.”
In response to all of these horrifying revelations, Rand Paul has spearheaded a Senate campaign to block federal funding from Planned Parenthood. PP received approximately $540 million in federal funds last fiscal year. Federal law prohibits spending that money directly on abortions, of which the organization performs approximately 330,000 per year.
Senate democrats predictably ignored the organ trafficking and flagrant legal violations, framing the vote as an attack on women’s health care. The Republicans have 54 senate seats, and need 60 votes to defund the organization, leading minority leader Harry Reid to quip sarcastically “good luck.”
Only time will tell if Planned Parenthood will in fact get away with its heinous crimes. The left will certainly continue to abet them.